What's next?

Here's how to get started and what you need to know before you arrive in Ann Arbor.

Explore funding opportunities and apply for financial aid

Accept admission

Accept your admission via the email you will receive from the Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Deadlines vary—please be sure to respond by the date listed in your individual Ford School admissions email.

Learn more about the Ford School

We carefully curated the Welcome Home Series just for our newly admitted MPP and MPA students. Join us to learn more about the Ford School, deepen your connections to the community, and make your decision.

March 16 - early April

Welcome ho〽️e: Admitted student activities

We’re organizing a broad suite of opportunities for you to spend time with members of the Ford School community and ask questions about the program.
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April 9

Instagram Live: Inside the Ford School

Take a break and join us LIVE on Instagram for a virtual walk around Joan and Sanford Weill Hall, home of the Ford School at the University of Michigan. Follow @FordSchool on Instagram for updates and to watch LIVE on Friday, April 9th from 10:30-11:00 am EDT (US).
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Connect with our community

You don't have to wait until you arrive in the fall to get to know us. Connect with faculty, current students, research, and more. Take a virtual tour of Weill Hall. Follow us on social media.
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Text session

Get key info, updates, and deadline reminders by text.

Become a Ford School admitted student insider. Get updates, FAQs, unique resources, and deadline reminders.

Text "FordSchool" to 474747 to get started.



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Digital swag for #FutureFordies

Download exclusive digital swag and tell the world you're a Fordie.

Use #FutureFordies and tag @FordSchool on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.